Building at the Beach

Find green building tips, energy-saving ideas, construction material recommendations, and weatherproofing guidelines for building on the coast.

Going Green

It's never to late to reduce your home's footprint. Whether you're building from the ground up or simple steps to use less energy, we show you how small changes can make a big difference.

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Coastal Carpenter
Photo: Keith Scott Morton

Smart Design

Homeowners on the coast live in environments that require high performance from building materials and construction techniques. So we should be quick to take advantage of approaches that maximize energy efficiency. We've picked some helpful ideas from the latest research in green construction.

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20 Beautiful Beach Cottages

From polished and sophisticated to rustic and casual, browse through this roundup of beach cottages to find your favorite coastal style.

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